Iowa Has Slight Lead for Ohio's Adams

Cleveland (Ohio) cornerback/wide receiver Royce Adams (5-11, 175, 4.5) now says Iowa leads slightly over Ohio State, North Carolina, Purdue and Syracuse. All have offered according to Adams. "Iowa comes in with the edge on the other schools in my list right now," said Adams, from Glenville High School.

"I talk with coach (Kirk) Ferentz a lot and he sends me a lot of really encouraging letters. He's a really nice guy and I appreciate the way he's handled recruiting me. I like Iowa's program and how they're in the Big Ten. They're not that far from home and they're a really good school.

"Ohio State and North Carolina are right behind Iowa. I really like the coaching staff at Ohio State. They've also got a lot of players that go there from my high school. They're like the real varsity team of Glenville High School. They've also always been a childhood favorite of mine," he said.

"I got to camp at North Carolina this past summer, along with a lot of other schools that my coach (Ted Ginn Sr.) took our team to. North Carolina has got a really nice campus and I got some great instruction from the coaches there. I like the players there and basically how everything is run at their program.

"Most of these schools are looking at me for corner and some special teams. None of them really want me as a wide receiver. I have no preference on a position anyway--as long as I get on the field," said Adams.

"I haven't set up any official visits yet…I just need to see when I'll have some free time to make the schedule for that.

"I bring speed, awareness and quick reactions to the game. I'm also an elusive playmaker as well. I want to really work on knowing plays down pat, inside and out, so I don't make any mistakes this season," he said.

Royce Adams is a transfer to Glenville from St. Edwards High School in Cleveland.

Final JR (12-2) stats: 20 solo tackles/7INTs; 800 yds rec/8 TDs

Bench: 255/Squat: 320/Vert Jump: 34"

2.5 GPA/September second-time ACT--needs to improve score

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